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Marginalisation in China

Perspectives on Transition and Globalisation, 1st Edition

By Bin Wu, Richard Sanders

Edited by Heather Xiaoquan Zhang


280 pages

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Economic transition in China has witnessed (re)centralization of resources from the margin to the core in economic, social and political senses. This book employs a marginalization lens to reveal, delineate and better understand the processes, patterns, trends, multiple dimensions and dynamics of the phenomenon, and the consequences and implications for development and well-being in the country. Bringing together a wide range of domestic and international experts and disciplinary perspectives, the book combines empirical research and conceptual analysis to provide an insightful overview of China's recent development. It contributes to the debate over marginalization and its interactions with globalization and transition in China, and has significance for various domestic and international policy arenas in respect of tackling marginalization, poverty and social exclusion effectively while striving for the achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals in China and beyond.


'Despite fast growth for three decades, millions of people in China still live in poverty due to rising inequality. This volume, focusing on various aspects of marginalization in Chinese society, is a valuable contribution to existing literature and should be an essential reference for studies on China.' Shujie Yao, University of Nottingham, UK 'China’s extraordinary economic success has had considerable social costs. This interesting edited volume offers in depth accounts of increasing inequality, rural poverty, reduced access to healthcare, the social exclusion of rural migrants and laid off workers and the impacts of globalisation on marginalised groups in China. It makes an important contribution to Chinese poverty studies.' Delia Davin, University of Leeds, UK

About the Authors/Editor

Heather Xiaoquan Zhang is Lecturer in Chinese Studies in the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Leeds, UK. Bin Wu is Research Associate in the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University UK. Richard Sanders is Reader in Political Economy at the University of Northampton, UK.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General